Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baltimore Gets Yanked at Memorial

Game 1: NY Yanks 5  Baltimore 4
Tom Pheobus (3-0, 1.19 ERA) helps Baltimore
avoid a Yankee sweep.
Roy White belted his 4th homer of the season to give the Yankees an early 2-0 lead in the 2rd.  But by the 3rd inning Baltimore had regained it’s composure to take a slim 3-2 advantage.  P Bruce Howard would then lose all control.  Hitting batters, walking batters and seeing batters cross the plate before being yanked by Oriole Manager Earl Weaver.  3 runs would cross the plate for New York, in the 4th, and that is all they would need edging the Orioles 5-4.  P Stan Bahnsen (1-1, 1.88 ERA) had a stellar performance keeping Baltimore in check most of the game.  Roy White earned game MVP honors going 2-4 with a homer.

Game 2: NY Yanks 5  Baltimore 2
Much of the same as in game 1 as Yankee pitching dominates Oriole hitting.  Mel Stottlemyre (3-1, 2.93 ERA) throws the second complete game in a row for the New York  pitching staff.  Home runs by Bill Robinson (2) and Tom Tresh (2)  provided the Yankee power and New York improves to 9-9.

Game 3: Baltimore 7 NY Yanks 1
Baltimore avoids being swept at home by putting together an offensive display not seen by an Oriole fan base in quite some time.  The O’s ripped out 14 hits enroute to a 7-1 trouncing of the evil Yankees.  Curt Blefary went 4 for 5 and even P Tom Pheobus chipped in going 2 for 2 on the day.  Pheobus improves to 3-0 on the season and boasts a 1.19 ERA.  Not much went right for New York as they drop to 9-10 on the season.  Baltimore is keeping their head above water at 9-9.

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